With over 16,000 students and 1,300 acres of land, it's safe to say that RIT has a big campus. There are all sorts of useful, but somewhat hidden, locations that could take you eons to discover on your own. Acting with your best interests at heart, Reporter has assembled a cheat sheet.
Libral Arts Hall (LIB): The first floor lounge is small and rarely used. It’s a nice place to do homework, or take a nap on the giant sofa.
George Eastman Hall (EAS): This first floor lounge is perpetually cool and dark, making it a great place to finish homework before class or catch up on your sleep in a free minute.
James E. Gleason Hall (GLE): The Atrium on the second floor is another pleasant lounge to study or rest in when you're on the academic side and aren't feeling the long trek back to the dorms.
Computer Labs For Free Printing
There are many computer labs scattered across the RIT campus, many of which offer some form of free printing to students. Here are a few:
Booth Computer Lab on the first floor of James E. Booth Hall (BOO-1540)
Gannet Multimedia Classroom on the first floor of Frank E. Gannet Hall (GAN-1226)
Design and Drafting Lab on the second floor of Engineering Technology Hall (ENT-2165)
Gleason Computer Lab on the first floor of Thomas Gosnell Hall (GOS-1200)
For a complete list of campus labs, check out this list from ITS. Most offer free printing.
Places to Hang Out
OCASA: Located on the second floor of the Campus Center, OCASA is not just for students who live off-campus. They have special events each week like Movie Mondays and Pizza Thursdays. Coffee, a copying machine, computers, and bean bag chairs are available everyday.
CSD Student Development Center (CSD): The second floor lounge across from Shumway Dining Commons is a place for chatting with friends. It's also a great place for testing out spoken word poetry, monologues and other homework that involves you practicing your public speaking skills.
Late night snacking:
The College Grind: Located on the first floor of the CSD, the Grind offers pastries, sandwiches, smoothies, and best of all, coffee.
Bytes on the Run: Located in the Student Alumni Union (SAU), they offer Corner Store-style snacks
for late night study munchies, or whenever you're unable to make it back to the residential side for your snacking needs.
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Academic Support Center: Located on the second floor of Monroe Hall (MON), the Academic Support Center offers tutoring, academic assessment, and weekly "Lunch 'n Learn" workshops. Also located here is the writing center.
Ombuds Office: The Ombuds office is in the RITreat rooms of the SAU. They offer conflict management and conflict resolution. If you are having problems with your roommates, another student, or a faculty or staff member, this is the place to visit.
North Star Center (SAU): Offers support for African American, Latino American and Native American (AALANA) students.
Sol's Study Area (Sol Heumann Hall): Great for last-minute help, this center offers math and physics tutoring from 7 to 10 p.m. on weekdays.